As the sex abuse claims against the disgraced TV presenter Jimmy Savile continue to pour in. Scotland Yard have said they are now looking at complaints stretching back to 1959 of Savile's abuse of under age children.
Commander Peter Spindler, of the Met's specialist crime investigations unit, spoke at a press briefing at the Met headquarters. He said police had recorded eight allegations against Sir Jimmy, including two rapes. Alongside, the 120 lines of inquiry from alleged victims, witnesses and third parties. It is believed the alleged victims were mainly girls who were aged between 13 and 16 at the time.
The briefing was told that a range of different names had been reported to police, as well as Sir Jimmy's. This will be investigated in due course.
Commander Spindler then went on went on to praise alleged victims for "shining a light" on the abuse, adding that the allegations spanned 40 years. The case is still on going.
Written and presented by Ann Salter